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Author Topic: Anyone seen a HQ tramontana vented like this?  (Read 1124 times)
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« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2014, 04:04 PM »

Mine is like PUZZLE's only blue. It's framed in 6mm putruded except for Avia G-Force STD spreaders. Those may not be original. I was always tinkering. I used to have two for pairs flying, but one has disappeared. Maybe I sold it. It's no trick kite, but one thing it will do is hold a fade. You can tie off the lines and it will hang there for as long as the wind blows.

I just pulled the kite out and assembled it. I had forgotten that the large vents have pockets for clear plastic inserts that can be used to reduce venting. It's a very nice old kite.

My daughter got second place in her first ever novice ballet competition at the Berkeley Kite Festival with that kite.
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« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2014, 12:34 PM »

Flew the kite today. Not in the best wind as it was only about 15mph. Kite did struggle at times and I couldn't believe that there was so little pull even in gusts!
Gonna stick with the 6mm frame for now, but still get the skyshark fittings for when I want a change.
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« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2014, 03:28 PM »

Sorry, been out of town.

Found a couple of 2003 Vented Tram photos.

https://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/2003Kites#6017493083462464978

https://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/2003Kites#6017493082457922690
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« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2014, 05:22 AM »

Just wondering what wind range people have flown the vented Tramontana in?
And what (if any) tricks can be done with it?
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« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2014, 08:41 AM »

Just wondering what wind range people have flown the vented Tramontana in?
And what (if any) tricks can be done with it?

Depends on the version and how it's framed. I set up my '96 vented with a P300 frame for strength and it flew very smoothly and solidly at 20mph. I flew it once in a measured 30mph and while it pulled pretty hard, it was still solid, no worries about it coming apart. I used a VERY beefy center T on that kite.

It did nice axels and 540s. Good side slides. Difficult to get out of a fade. This is not a trick kite. Very old skool. In the wind this kite was designed for you're not doing much slack line stuff anyway.

The newer version as shown in Puzzle's picture is much better at basic slack line tricks but is still basically a ballet kite, not a trick kite.
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